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Wipro Ltd (WIPR.NS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Rishad Premji

42 2019 Executive Chairman of the Board, Executive Director, Chief Strategy Officer

Abidali Neemuchwala

51 2019 Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director

Jatin Dalal

43 2015 Chief Financial Officer

M. Sanaulla Khan

2015 Compliance Officer, Company Secretary

Azim Premji

73 2019 Non-Executive Director and Founder Chairman

Arundhati Bhattacharya

2019 Additional Independent Director

Patrick Dupuis

2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Patrick Ennis

2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

William Owens

79 2006 Non-Executive Independent Director

Mahendra Sharma

72 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Ireena Vittal

51 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Abhishek Jain

2018 Senior Manager, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Rishad Premji

Mr. Rishad Azim Premji serves as Executive Chairman of the Board, Executive Director, Chief Strategy Officer of the Company. Effective July 30, 2019. He is a full-time director since May 2015, is also the Chief Strategy Officer of the Company. He also serves a member on our Strategy Committee and Administrative and Shareholder/Investor Grievance Committee. As the Chief Strategy Officer, he is responsible for shaping the Company’s strategy to drive sustained and profitable growth. In his role, Mr. Premji is also responsible for Investor Relations and all Government relations activities of the Company. Mr. Premji is on the Board of Wipro Enterprises (P) Limited, a leading player in FMCG & Infrastructure Engineering and Wipro-GE, a joint venture between Wipro Enterprises (P) Limited and General Electric in the healthcare domain. Separately, he is on the Boards of the Azim Premji Foundation, one of the largest not-for-profit initiatives in India, and Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives, which provides grants to organizations that contribute to social change. Prior to joining Wipro in 2007, Mr. Premji was with Bain & Company in London, working on assignments across Consumer Products, Automobiles, Telecom and Insurance. He also worked with GE Capital in the U.S. across businesses in the Insurance and Consumer Lending space and is a graduate of GE’s Financial Management Program. Mr. Premji has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Wesleyan University in the US. In 2014, he was recognized as a Young ` by the World Economic Forum for his outstanding leadership, professional accomplishments, and commitment to society.

Abidali Neemuchwala

Mr. Abidali Z. Neemuchwala serves as Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director of the Company. he is no longer as Executive Director of the company since July 31, 2019. Previously, he served as Group President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company with effect from April 1, 2015. Mr. Neemuchwala spearheaded several initiatives across Global Infrastructure Services, Business Application Services, Business Process Services, and Analytics to create a more nimble and agile organization. Mr. Neemuchwala believes that in today’s digital world, successful organizations are the ones, which have the ability to convert consumers’ aspirations into instant gratification. Reflecting the same he delivered his popular keynote at the Oracle Open World 2015 articulating the new world order, in which customers buy digital experience as-a-service. Mr. Neemuchwala’s career includes a 23 year tenure in Tata Consultancy Services, where he handled multiple roles in business, technology, sales, operations and consulting. In his last role, he headed the Business Process Services (BPO) business. He was awarded the BPO Chief Executive Officer of the year 2010 and in the year 2012 the Shared Services Organization of IPQC recognized him for his personal contribution to the industry. Abid is on the board of the World Affairs Council of Dallas Forth Worth, contributing in connecting the local community to the world. Mr. Neemuchwala has a Masters in Industrial Management from Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Communication from National Institute of Technology, Raipur. He is also a Certified Software Quality Analyst and a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

Jatin Dalal

Mr. Jatin Pravinchandra Dalal serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He is a Chartered Accountant, Jatin Dalal joined Wipro in 2002. He has been instrumental in taking up diverse and challenging assignments in Wipro’s finance function including setting up of Wividus – the company’s shared services division besides strengthening the company’s Financial Planning & Analysis and Investor Relations functions.

M. Sanaulla Khan

Azim Premji

Mr. Azim H. Premji serves as Non-Executive Director and Founder Chairman of the Company. and is no longer as Executive Chairman of the Board, Managing Director of the Company. Effective July 30, 2019. He has been at its helm since the late 1960s, turning what was then a small cooking fat company into a $ 8.5 billion revenue group with businesses in IT, Consulting and Business Process Services with a presence in over 60 countries. Mr. Premji also serves as a director of Wipro Enterprises (P) Limited, Wipro GE Health Care Private Ltd., and in other entities of the promoter group. Mr. Premji has established the Azim Premji Foundation, which is focused on improving public school education, working directly in six states of India which have over 350,000 schools. The Foundation also runs the not-for-profit Azim Premji University, focused on programs in education and related fields of human development. He has also set up the Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives, through which impactful non-profits working in a few chosen fields including nutrition and support to vulnerable groups, are given multi-year grants. Over the years, Mr. Premji has received numerous honors and accolades, which he considers as recognitions for Team Wipro. Mr. Premji is the first Indian recipient of the Faraday Medal. The Republic of France bestowed upon him the “Legion of Honor” and in January 2011, he was conferred with Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award in India. Mr. Premji has been listed as one of the most influential people in the world by several global publications including Time, Financial Times, Forbes and Fortune. BusinessWeek listed him amongst the top 30 entrepreneurs in world history. Mr. Premji has a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Mr. Premji is the father of Mr. Rishad A. Premji, who is the Executive Director and Chief Strategy Officer of the Company.

Arundhati Bhattacharya

Smt. Arundhati Bhattacharya serves as Additional Independent Director of the Company. She has 40 years of rich experience in India's financial sector working across varied roles and diverse national & international locations. During her four years tenure as the first-ever woman Chair of State Bank of India, a Fortune 500 company, she has stamped her imprint on the financial world not just in India but globally as well. Bhattacharya has expertise and deep understanding of all aspects of banking spanning the domains of credit, forex, treasury, retail operations, mergers and acquisitions besides the capital & bond markets. She is credited with upscaling the Bank's technology initiatives in order to give this 212 year old largest bank of India (22% market share) a digital edge that has been acknowledged by Industry as path breaking. Her work in the area of Human Resources with special focus on the status of women and "challenged" members of the work force, has also been of special significance. Under her leadership, the bank was adjudged one of India's top 3 Best Places to work in India by leading Global Job site 'Indeed' based on their 15 million reviews globally for most highly rated reviews on overall employee experience.

Patrick Dupuis

Mr. Patrick Lucien Andre Dupuis serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He also serves as a member of Our Strategy Committee. Mr. Dupuis is a former Officer of global technology platform and payments leader, PayPal Holdings, Inc. where he facilitated the company’s listing on Nasdaq in 2015 and its doubledigit global expansion as Chief Financial Officer, then SVP for Quality and Productivity. Prior to joining Paypal, Mr Dupuis was Chief Financial Officer of Sitel, a leader in customer service and CFO of BJC Healthcare, one of the largest non-profit health care organizations in the US. He started his career in 1984 at General Electric, where he held multiple executive positions over 20 years, including Head of GE’s famed Audit Staff, Chief Financial Officer of BJC Healthcare and General Manager of GE Capital International Services (now Genpact). Throughout his career, Mr Dupuis has been an enabler of growth, transformation at scale and organization effectiveness. He is a committed coach and mentor for middle and senior executives. He serves with a number of social organizations, including Board member and Audit Chair for PayPal Giving Fund, a global platform that enables the distribution of charitable giving from millions of donors to thousands of charities. Mr. Dupuis graduated from the École de Management de Lyon in France.

Patrick Ennis

Dr. Patrick J. Ennis serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He became a director of the Company in April 2016. Dr. Ennis has more than 25 years of experience as a scientist, engineer, businessman and venture capitalist. Dr. Ennis serves as a member of our Strategy Committee. He is currently at the Invention Development Fund of Intellectual Ventures where he invests in technology commercialization worldwide via an international open innovation network of thousands of inventors. Previously he was at ARCH Venture Partners where he built startups from universities and national labs. He also held positions with Lucent, AT&T and Bell Labs, and conducted research in Nuclear Physics at labs in North America and Europe. He is an inventor of several patents, has written articles and book chapters and is a frequently invited speaker. Dr. Ennis has served on numerous corporate, educational, and non-profit boards. He earned a PhD and M.S. in Physics from Yale, an M.B.A. from Wharton and a B.S. in Math and Physics from the College of William & Mary where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

William Owens

Adm. William Arthur Owens serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is also a member of our Board Governance, Nomination and Compensation Committee, and serves as the Chairman of our Strategy Committee. He has held a number of senior leadership positions at large multinational corporations. Mr. Owens presently serves as the Chairman of the Board of CenturyLink Telecom. He is also the Executive Chairman of Red Bison Advisory Group (“RBAG”). RBAG is a company in the natural resources (oil, gas and fertilizer plants) and information and communication technology sectors. Mr. Owens previously served as the Chairman of AEA Investors (Asia) from April 2006 to December 2014 and has served as Managing Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AEA Holdings Asia, a New York private equity company at various times during that period. Mr. Owens also served as Vice Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, Asia from June 2012 to June 2014, as well as Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nortel Networks Corporation, a global supplier of communications equipment from April 2004 to November 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Owens served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Teledesic LLC, a satellite communications company from August 1998 to April 2004. During that same period, Mr. Owens also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Teledesic LLC’s affiliated company, Teledesic Holdings Ltd. Mr. Owens was President, Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) from June 1996 to August 1998. Mr. Owens was a career officer in the U.S. Navy where he served as commander of the U.S. Sixth Fleet in 1990 and 1991, and as senior military assistant to Secretaries of Defense Frank Carlucci and Dick Cheney.

Mahendra Sharma

Mr. Mahendra Kumar Sharma serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He became a director of the Company in July 2011. Mr. Sharma is the Chairman of our Administrative and Shareholders/Investor Grievance Committee. Mr. Sharma is also a member of our Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee. Mr. Sharma served as Vice Chairman of Hindustan Unilever Limited from 2000 to 2007. Mr. Sharma served as a full-time director of Hindustan Unilever Limited from 1995 to 2000. Mr. Sharma is currently on the boards of ICICI Bank Limited, United Spirits Limited, Asian Paints Limited and Blue Star Limited. Mr. Sharma is also on the board of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and serves as a Governor of Anglo Scottish Education Society Limited, Mumbai. Mr. Sharma is the non-executive Chairman of ICICI Bank Limited and United Spirits Limited. Mr. Sharma is a member of the Audit Committee of Blue Star Limited and Asian Paints Limited. Mr. Sharma is also a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Asian Paints Limited and ICICI Bank Limited. Mr. Sharma is the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee of Asian Paints Ltd. and the Chairman of the Risk Committee of ICICI Bank Limited. Mr. Sharma holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Bachelors of Law Degree from Canning College University of Lucknow. He completed a post-graduate diploma in Personnel Management from the Department of Business Management, University of Delhi and Diploma in Labour Laws from Indian Law Institute, Delhi. In 1999, he was nominated to attend the Advance Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Ireena Vittal

Ms. Ireena Vittal serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She became a director of the Company in October 2013 and she also serves as a member of our Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and Administrative and Shareholders/Investors Grievance Committee. Ms. Vittal is a former partner with McKinsey & Co. Prior to joining McKinsey & Co., Ms. Vittal worked with Nestle India Limited and with MaxTouch (now Vodafone India Limited). Ms. Vittal serves as a board member of Titan Industries Limited, Tata Global Beverages Limited, The Indian Hotels Company Limited, Godrej Consumer Products Limited, Compass Plc, Zomato Media Private Limited and on the global advisory board of ideo.org. Ms. Vittal is also a member of Audit Committee of all the aforementioned companies. Ms. Vittal has a graduate degree in Electronics from Osmania University and has completed her Master’s in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

Abhishek Jain

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Rishad Premji

68,300,000

Abidali Neemuchwala

273,200,000

Jatin Dalal

60,900,000

M. Sanaulla Khan

16,400,000

Azim Premji

18,100,000

Arundhati Bhattacharya

300,000

Patrick Dupuis

18,500,000

Patrick Ennis

18,500,000

William Owens

23,400,000

Mahendra Sharma

7,300,000

Ireena Vittal

7,300,000

Abhishek Jain

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As Of  31 Mar 2019